Agent Name

Isobutylbenzene

CAS Number

538-93-2

Formula

C10-H14

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

(2-Methylpropyl)benzene; 1-Phenyl-2-methylpropane; 2-Methyl-1-phenylpropane; 2-Phenyl-2-methylpropane; Benzene, (2-methylpropyl)-; Benzene, isobutyl-; [ChemIDplus] IBB; [IUCLID] 2-Methylpropylbenzene; 1-Phenylisobutane; [Chevron Phillips MSDS] UN2709

Category

Aromatic Solvents

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid with a sweet odor; [Chevron Phillips MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in chemical synthesis, as a fuel, and in pharmaceuticals; [IUCLID] Used as a solvent, odorant, and fuel; [Chevron Phillips MSDS]

Comments

Not a skin or eye irritant in rabbits; Not sensitizing in guinea pig maximization test; [IUCLID] May cause irritation; An aspiration hazard by ingestion (may cause lung injury); Toxic by inhalation; [Chevron Phillips MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.93 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1,032 ppm/4hr

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Butylbenzenes."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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